Microsoft Announces Surface Go
EXPANDING ITS SURFACE LINEUP, Microsoft has announced the launch of Surface Go. Marking a new entry point for the Surface devices, the Surface go is a compact, 10-inch tablet starting at $399. The Surface Go seems to be designed to take on the recently launched student-focused Apple iPad 9.7inch with Apple Pencil support that can be connected to all kinds of Bluetooth keyboards.
Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, in a blog post says it is the smallest, lightest and most affordable Surface yet. “We had to ask ourselves what people want and need from a 10inch Surface. The answers seem obvious – lightweight, productive, and accessible to more people.” The Surface Go is a 10-inch tablet weighing 520 grams and is 8.3mm sleek. It features a custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4098 levels for pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design. The tablet is powered by 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, in a fanless design, and can offer a battery of up to nine hours. Users will be able to run Office apps on this tablet. Just like the Surface Pro tablet, even the Go comes with a built-in kickstand that extends to 165 degrees and comes with ports such as Surface Connect for charging and docking, USB-C 23.1 for data, video and charging, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader for storage expansion. The Surface Go WiFi with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage has been priced at $399 and the one with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for $549. Accessories such as the Surface Go Type Cover (black), Surface Go Signature Type C Cover, Surface Mobile Mouse and Surface Pen can be purchased separately for $99, $129, $34.99 and $99, respectively.
The smallest, lightest and most affordable Surface yet